Chopard – Casmir

Perfume: Casmir
House: Chopard
Source: The Cosmetic Center (now closed. Purchased 2000)
Size: 3.2 oz EdT

Basenotes notes:
Top: Mango, Coconut, Peach, Bergamot
Heart: Jasmine, Geranium, Muguet
Base: Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Patchouli

Date: 9/12/07 Weather: 70 degrees

Comments: I purchased this off of a magazine scent strip a very long time ago. This is an old bottle, so I don’t pick up the mango, peach or any of the other fruits. Also don’t pick up the coconut. This starts on me with a vanilla/jasmine/wood scent. Then it develops a strange rotting mango funk (the closest thing to a fruit this thing picks up) for 5 minutes. Finally settles into a sandalwood / vanilla / patchouli blend. This is one of those scents that has been in rotation in my wardrobe for many years – but I always had to be in a certain mood to wear it. Wear it more frequently in winter.

Date: 3/7/08 Weather: 50 degrees, rainy, evening

Comments: Picking up more fruit on this wearing. Still doesn’t register as mango. Also has an intense spiciness – almost like black pepper. This spicy, ambery scent with a hint of fruit picks up this gorgeous vanilla about 15 minutes in. The drydown is a pretty vanilla/amber/spices (esp black pepper for some reason) and sandalwood. Though some fruit appears at the top and the vanilla strengthens on the dry-down, this scent is registering linearly this time. Finding this scent stunning. One of those scents that when it works for me – it really really works.

Date: 12/15/08 Weather: 45 degrees, drizzly

Comments: Spices (black pepper), some herbs, vanilla and amber. Amazing how strong that black pepper note is – even though it is not listed in the notes. Get the fruit much later in the proceedings (3 hours in). Even then – it is dominantly vanilla and black pepper. Get a little of this on clothing – lasts for-ev-er. Even on skin – at least 12+ hours of wear. Reapplied for the evening. Same result – though it was a tad fruitier sooner.

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~ by Wendy Wickham on January 13, 2008.

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